Abdominal Migraine is a form of Migraine seen mainly in children. It's most common in children ages five- to nine-years-old, but can occur in adults as well. Abdominal Migraine consists primarily of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It was recognized as a form of Migraine disease as links were made to other family members having Migraines and children who had this disorder grew into adults with Migraine with and without aura... Read Abdominal Migraine - the Basics .
Diagnosis PAD is greatly underdiagnosed. Many patients do not report symptoms, or may not even have symptoms. People should be checked for peripheral artery disease if they have leg pain during walking, or ulcers on their legs. Physical Examination The doctor should check for high blood pressure, heart abnormalities, blockage(s) in the artery in the neck, and abdominal aneurysms. The doctor should also examine the skin of the legs and feet for color changes, ulcers, infection, or injuries, and check the pulse of the arteries in the leg. Ankle-Brachial Index Intermittent claudication caused by peripheral artery disease is typically diagnosed using a calculation called the ankle-brachial index. This method also helps to diagnose PAD in patients without symptoms of intermittent claudication. The procedure is done as follows: The doctor or technician measures the systolic blood pressure of both arms while the patient is lying down. (The systolic pressure is the "top" number in a blood pressure m...
Your risk of skin cancer depends, in large part, on your level of sun exposure. But, did you know that there are different types of sun exposure and what type of skin cancer you are most at risk for depends on how you are exposed to the sun?
Intermittent sun exposure is sporadic and often intense bursts of sun exposure. It is usually associated with indoor workers who spend weekends and vacations out in the sun. Acute sun exposure, which can result in sunburn, is more common in those who have intermittent sun exposure.
Chronic sun exposure is consistent and repetitive sun exposure. Outdoor workers and those who participate in outdoor activities on a daily or regular basis have chronic sun exposure.
Intermittent Sun Exposure and Melanoma
It is those who have intermittent sun exposure that are most at risk for developing melanoma , the most lethal form of skin cancer. Intermittent sun exposure includes using tanning salons on a irregular basis, for example, going to a tanning salon...
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